Time is always valuable, but sometimes it’s more costly to hurry past
items of concern. The author passes along some lessons from his expert
witness experience, offers a primer on mold as the enemy, and relays
some measures that might’ve kept things out of court.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.